November 19, 2023 by Arden Montgomery
The Sunday Sip: What Wine to Pair with Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving party, whether celebrated with friends, family, or just you and your dog, is the annual feast-to-end-all-feasts, featuring a wide array of different dishes designed to tickle your tastebuds with endless pairing possibilities. And that’s just the food. November is wine season, and time for carefully selected viticultural pairings to shine and elevate every course of your traditional seasonal meal.
Thanksgiving is a fan favorite here at Argaux, so of course we’ve put together a selection of wine pairings curated to match your turkey-day spread, along with some other very special treats guaranteed to make this years Thanksgiving the best Thanksgiving yet. Let’s dive in!
For the turkey
Normally in these kinds of posts, we would be saying something like this: if you’re looking to make a perfect pairing, you should be trying to match your wine to the precise ingredients going into your brine, your stuffing, and the other aspects of preparation which are going to influence the flavor of your turkey. This year we’re taking a stand. And here it is:
Your ‘Gaux-To White & Red For Your Thanksgiving Table:
Zesty, refreshing, and incredibly mineral driven, this wine promises to please fans of high-acid whites everywhere (seriously, we mean it).
Red Wine: 2022 Storm Le Grande Marque Rouge – $45
This wine is truly November in a bottle. We know him, we love him – this is the newest addition to Ernst Storm’s lineup and wanted our club members to be the first to taste. This Grand Marque Rouge is inspired by the Rhône Valley and is crafted from a Grenache-dominant blend (66%) rounded out with equal parts Mourvèdre and Syrah. Think of it like Old World inspiration meets New World fruit in the best way possible.
Get them both in our Thanksgiving 2-Pack for $85
For the host
If you are a guest this year, make sure showering your gracious host with viticultural thank-you gifts is at the top of your to-do list. From the Argaux lineup, we recommend our best selling Blind Tasting Kit for some family friendly competition. Whether you are a wine aficionado or a novice, Blind Tasting is a great way to continue learning and it will give you something fun to do before or after your Thanksgiving feast!
For the toast
A Thanksgiving toast calls for something sparkling, and not just any sparkling. Although you never need an excuse to pop the good stuff, Thanksgiving is the perfect affair to sip on some of our favorite vintage Champagnes.
To your health!
For the vibe
Wine isn’t all we curate here at Argaux. Part of wine culture is creating the perfect vibe in which to sip your favorite vino — so we made a playlist!
We’re a big fan of just hitting shuffle and seeing what happens, but we also know that the soundtrack is just as important as the menu when it comes to cultivating the right flavors for your Thanksgiving party.
Check out our Spotify playlist for a sample of some of our favorite November beats.